Missouri shooting victim’s friend speaks out, tells different story from cops
FERGUSON, MO – In the midst of all the sadness after 18-year-old, Michael Brown Jr., was shot and killed by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown, Sr. says, “My son don’t have justice, and we don’t have no peace. If he has no justice, we won’t get no peace.”
Dorian Johnson says he was with his friend walking down the street, and the cop pulled up beside them and told them to get on the sidewalk.
“He didn’t get out of the car. He just reached his arm out the window and grabbed my friend around his neck,” Johnson says.
That’s when things got worse.
Johnson further claims, “at no time, the officer said that he was going to do anything until he pulled out his weapon. His weapon was drawn, he said I’ll shoot you or I’m gonna shoot. In the same moment, the first shot went off.”
Johnson says he and his friend were chased down by the officer.
“He shot again and once my friend felt that shot, he turned around and put his hands in the air and he started to get down; but the officer still approached with his weapon drawn and fired several more shots, and my friend died,” Johnson sadly said.
Ferguson Chief of Police, Tom Jackson says, “this is a terrible tragedy. Nobody wanted this to happen, but what we wanna do is heal. We want to build trust with the community, and part of that is to have a transparent open investigation.”
No doubt, building trust between the cops and the Ferguson community won’t be easy, especially after hearing a different side of the story.
The FBI is now involved. Wonder what their side will be.